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    Forum etiquette

    actualy this is a better lightbulb/light bulb forum http://www.bulbcollector.com/forum/ they take the science of light fAr more seriously :D :D in the interest of fairness i will join theres and do a post about bee's :D
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    LED is realy bad!!! afterall it was banned from paint and petrol :D :D
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    I feel like such a failure :-(

    while my knowledge of bees is zero i do know alot about animals, and personaly i think what you did on instict by walking away actualy shows your a natural to work with animals! from much experiance with other animals i can tell you that the worse thing ever is the person that dosnt know when to...
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    Stings

    ICE in BRANDYnoooooo noooo noooooo, gently warm the brandy with your hands and enjoy the aroma!!! never ever ever put ice with brandy!! its like eating roast beef without up north puddings!!!
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    Forum etiquette

    actualy while your obviously a nice person i have to say that your above statement is incorrect, while i know nothing about bees i can speak with alot of knowledge on bulbs! and energy saver bulbs are BAD!! it takes way more energy to make them than conventional bulbs infact far more than they...
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    complete noob needs some adivce

    for me taking the course is mainly because as head of the business i feel i should be able to do every job anyone of our fantastic staff can do! it helps me understand what they do and the problems they face. however i am fully awre of the risks and have many other things to do so i doubt i will...
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    complete noob needs some adivce

    as for pesticides etc i will explain a little more about what we actualy do for a business and how we do it. sorry in advance if its a boreing read lol i have farmed for about 35 years but grew up on a farm so i have been around farming all my life. the last 6 generations of my familly also...
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    complete noob needs some adivce

    roughly whereabouts are you? anywhere near okehampton or lifton?
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    complete noob needs some adivce

    well it may be possiable to do both the hedge project and bees as it seems like keeping bee's isnt as exspensive as i first thought. its certainly alot cheaper than a hedge!! and quicker to do :D on a side note do any members have experiance of national bee suplies in devon??? they are...
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    complete noob needs some adivce

    i been looking at plans, and will probally have a go at making one when i find a decent plan of one i like. i am not that great at general woodwork i am more of a wood turner, but we have a decent workshop here and i am pretty sure i could make a fairly good hive with some decent plans. as for...
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    complete noob needs some adivce

    i assumed most keepers kept the wax!!! for us woodworking types its pure gold lol. it would be nice to have our own honey but if i am honest i am not personaly the bigest fan of it :leaving: now give me a block of the wax mmmmmmmmmm i love that smell!! and the sheen on a nice bit of seasoned...
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    complete noob needs some adivce

    i like the look of the masonary blocks!! i will make some of those up. how do we actualy attract the bees to use them tho?? or do they just..............turn up
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    complete noob needs some adivce

    i did undertake VDI a long while back and it didnt go well! so its not an option, on the plus side i dont seem to get stung anything like as many times as most the workers here! we are large for a small holding (210 acres) and the business is very varied. getting someone to run it is an option...
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    complete noob needs some adivce

    that would be easy!!! what size holes? we are using 4x2" timber for some frame work on the barn so plenty of offcuts! and no shortage of mud!!!
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    complete noob needs some adivce

    Monsieur Abeille thats a great pic of your hives!! i didnt think of fencing around them thats a good idea. i see the point about 50,000 bees as opposed to the exposure i have now. @rooftops......... we live on the edge of dartmoor in a fairly secluded spot. plenty of pasture and mooreland...
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    complete noob needs some adivce

    thanks for all the replys! although it looks like if we did go ahead i would have to stay out the way :(, rooftops i would love to meet up and see your bees! as for desensitising i tried that route 15 years ago without much success so its probaly best i let others look after them, but i would...
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    complete noob needs some adivce

    actualy our main source of income is rare breed chickens!! the hives wouldnt be close to the house and i can always get someone else to look after the hives, (there are 5 of us who run the farm). the idea for bees is appeals because its a bit different! thanks for the advice tho.
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    complete noob needs some adivce

    i hve thought long and hard about the question of stings and to be honest i spend all day every day (almost) working outside in long grass and paddocks etc and i only been stung 4 times in 10 years, for me being stung is a risk every time i step out the house so i figure if i take all the...
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    complete noob needs some adivce

    first of all sorry for not doing enough research and trawling thru the forum and google first, unfortunately i only have 36 hours in wich to compile a report for a planning meeting so i need some answers pretty quick if thats ok. i know its bad form to do it this way but things have kind of been...
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